Want to listen to live jazz when when in San Francisco? You have a great chans to enjoy the frequently featured solo jazz pianist Grant Levin at Grant Levin at the Kanpai Lounge located in Hotel Nikko, SF. This upcoming week four evenings from 9:30-11:30pm, wednesday – saturday. Continue reading
Noah Frank is an SF-based jazz trumpet player, composer, producer, engineer, DJ, and educator. He has performed at jazz clubs and festivals nationwide, including the PDX Jazz Festival in Portland, Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Club in LA, and Paris Bistro in Philly. Noah’s recording credits include Chance the Rapper, Saba Pivot, and Mr. Carmack. He splits his time between Brooklyn NYC and the SF Bay Area.
Grant Levin is a San Francisco-based contemporary pianist and composer who performs in various configurations from intimate settings to concert halls and festivals. His style showcases the piano as an infinitely dynamic instrument, allowing the listener to experience the sonic blend.
Together, Noah and Grant will be exploring the jazz repertoire from the 1920s thru today, re-imagining songs from jazz greats like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and many more.
Tickets are $20 general admission. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!
This is a classic and modern jazz standards with a fresh interpretation by a contemporary piano trio.
When listening to this live recording, one can clearly hear the joy and warmth between the musicians and the audience. The pieces of music presented are personal favorites of each member of the trio. The three of them have had a close musical friendship for over a decade. From 2006-2009 Levin and D’Augelli were colleagues in the music department at Chico State University. During this time they would frequently call upon Langworthy to join their ensemble on gigs. This concert in 2018 marks a very happy reunion for the trio.
Enjoy the first track “Con Alma (live)” from the new record here:
This upcoming weekend the jazz event of the San Francisco summer will take place:
The 33rd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 2017
Fillmore Street ~ Jackson to Eddy
San Francisco, CA
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM ~ FREE
Don’t miss when Grant Levin is playing with Noel Jewkes Quartet and special guest Kay Kostopoulos on the California Street Stage- Jazz Stage, July 2nd, 2017 at 12:30 – 2:00pm.
The line-up during the first month is:
June 11: Grant Levin Duo with Giulio Xavier, bass
June 18: Grant Levin Trio w/Giulio Xavier, bass, and Jeff Minnieweather, drums
June 25: Grant Levin Quartet w/Francis Vanek, sax; Chris Amberger, bass; Jeff Minnieweather, drums
Local treasure Grant Levin, a jazz pianist of extraordinary range, sensitivity and swing, holds forth in duo, trio and quartet formats every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday night.
Bird & Beckett Books and Records
The week is here: hope you have already gotten tickets to SFJazz Center – Grant Levin will play in four of eight concerts in honor of the sax giant’s 80th birthday on April 24 and a four-night Joe Henderson Festival April 20-23 at SFJAZZ.
See the itinerary for the show details. Enjoy!
It has been decided to focus the information and updates about Grant Levin’s music and itinerary to this very website www.grantlevin.com.
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Thank you all for your continued support and for being a wonderful audience!
Special thanks to all the locations were Grant Levin has been featured, among others: Bird & Beckett Books, Noise, Black Cat, Empress Theatre, The Sound Room, Local Edition, Comstock Saloon, Sheba Piano Lounge, Le Colonial SF, Cafe Stritch , San Francisco Conservatory of Music and last but not least SFJAZZ.
See you soon again.
All the very best!
Team Grant Levin
Edit: The monday night performances were a limited set of shows. In replacement typically every other Monday, Grant Levin will play with Ricky Aguillar Latin Jazz Group, at Revolution Cafe, at 5.30-8pm.
The next upcoming show with Belinda Blair takes place October 26 at Mr. Tipples Recording Studio, in San Francisco at 7-10pm.
From now on you will be able to enjoy the piano tunes of Grant Levin as he is joining JellyRoll Jazz trio lead by singer Belinda Blair at Le Colonial SF, Monday evenings from 7-10pm.
The latest CD scheduled to be released October 7, 2016 where Grant Levin participates as a sideman on piano – STEVE HACKMAN: LEGACY: A COLTRANE TRIBUTE – has already received great reviews from jazz critics. Continue reading
Grant Levin joined the Jemal Ramirez Group – JRQuartet – on stage at Cafe Pink House in Saratoga, March 23 and 24. Two wonderful concerts, featuring world renowned saxophonist Dayna Stephens.
Luckily, seven of the tunes were recorded Continue reading